Pluto TV Working On An Exciting New Product

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Streamers in England will be getting the best of both worlds when it comes to Channel 5 and Pluto TV. The two services will be combined into one interface that will allow users to access content from the TV channel live and on-demand while also accessing all that Pluto TV has to offer. Paramount today announced it will combine Channel 5’s broadcast video-on-demand (BVOD) service, My5, with its leading FAST service Pluto TV, to bring audiences in the UK a supersized, free streaming service in 2024 by consolidating its broadcast video-on-demand (BVOD) service, My5, with its leading FAST service Pluto TV, in this critical market.

The advertising-supported free streaming destination will give viewers in the UK access to an extensive range of new, exclusive and archived content from Channel 5, as well as an extensive on-demand section and an outstanding collection of curated FAST channels from Pluto TV. The product, which will leverage Pluto TV’s best-in-class technology platform, will combine BVOD, FAST, AVOD and Live TV all at once, allowing audiences to lean back, lean forward, catch up and watch their favorite shows live.

“We’re proud of the huge success and growth in viewing that we have seen on our BVOD service, My5.  As we look ahead to an IP-delivered future, this is the right time for us to fully leverage the Paramount ecosystem and combine the reach and scale of our free-to-air network in the UK with the global success of our FAST service, Pluto TV.  We’re well underway with work on this product, and I’m incredibly excited about the content and user experience we’ll be able to offer our audiences and our advertising partners when we launch next year,” said Maria Kyriacou, President, Broadcast & Studios, Paramount International Markets.

“As an early pioneer of FAST globally, we’ve seen incredible growth and excitement for Pluto TV in markets around the world. By joining forces with our leading BVOD platform in the UK, we are offering audiences, partners, and clients a supersized free streaming destination that we know they’ll love,” said Olivier Jollet, EVP and General Manager Pluto TV, Paramount International Markets. “This is a significant evolution for our free streaming business in this important market and a testament to how we strategically approach our platforms and the future of streaming.”

The newly combined streaming service will enable Channel 5 to extend its provision of high-quality public service content in a digitally delivered future – and build on the network’s acclaimed recent success.   Channel 5 has grown its share of the UK television audience over the last four years consecutively, and its BVOD service My5 has grown its viewing over the last three years consecutively – thanks to hit shows like DalgleishAll Creatures Great And SmallBen Fogle: New Lives In The Wild, The Yorkshire Vet and Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly.

  Pluto TV is the most widely distributed FAST service worldwide. With more than 2000 channels globally from over 425 content partners and a footprint across four continents and over 35 markets.

Work on the new product is underway, with a launch planned for the second half of 2024.  Further details on the brand and product will be announced in early 2024.